Brown-headed Barbet

Scientific Name: Megalaima zeylanica
Common Name: Brown-headed Barbet
Other Name: Large Green Barbet, Pollos Kottoruwa

Identifying Features: yellow eye patch, green plumage, streaked brown head, red beak, short neck

Fun Facts:

  • It has tufts of bristles around the neck, hence named as barbet.
  • They usually nest in tree holes.


This image was clicked by Clarence Cooray – via Flickr.

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